Lectures and seminars Webinar: Review of long-acting parenteral analgesics for mice and rats
The aim of these CPD webinars (Continuing professional development) is to follow the legal requirements for maintenance and demonstration of competence in laboratory animal science, and to facilitate the implementations of the 3R’s in routine animal work.
Cholawat Pacharinsak, DVM, PhD, Associate Professor, and Director of Anesthesia, Pain Management, and Surgery, Department of Comparative Medicine, Stanford University, USA.
Cholawat Pacharinsak, DVM, PhD, DACVAA, is an Associate Professor at Stanford University, specializing in anesthesia, pain management, and surgery. He has a PhD in Comparative and Molecular Biosciences and his research on clinical pain management focuses on understanding the neurobiology of cancer pain, chemotherapeutic-induced peripheral neuropathy, acute surgical pain models, and methods to improve clinical pain management e.g. sustained release analgesics supporting refinement. Research methodology includes electrophysiologic and behavioral techniques.
Register here (by May 12, 16.00 CET)
Providing appropriate analgesia is a crucial aspect of managing postoperative and postprocedural pain in rodents. It is not only an ethical obligation but also a regulatory requirement and a vital component of producing quality scientific outcomes and reproducible data.
In order to meet these standards, it is essential to have practical, efficient, and safe methods of administering analgesia. In recent years, long-acting analgesics have become increasingly popular in animal research as they allow for the avoidance or treatment of postoperative or postprocedural pain while reducing handling-related time and stress.
Long-acting formulations of opioids, NSAIDs, and local anesthetics suitable for rodents are now available. The purpose of this webinar is to provide an overview of the currently available long-acting analgesic formulations for rodents and to offer recommendations to veterinarians and researchers regarding their appropriate use.